Spectacled eider Somateria fischeri


Identification Tips:

Adult male alternate:

Adult female:

Similar species:

The adult male is not likely to be confused with any other duck. The dark female is similar to other female eiders but note the patch around the eye and the more extensive feathering on the bill.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.


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